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China Tariffs: USTR Releases Second Set of Exclusions

On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) office released a second Notice of Product Exclusions to the Section 301 List 1 products currently subject to a 25% tariff.

The scope of each exclusion is governed by the 10-digit level Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) numbers and the descriptions identified in the notice. It is important to note that these exclusions are available for any product that meets the description in the official notice, regardless of whether the importer filed an exclusion request. If you import products that fall under these descriptions, you will be able to claim an exclusion using HTS number 9903.88.06.

Only the HTS number 9903.88.06 and the regular HTS number should be reported in entries for Section 301 List 1 excluded products. Importers should not report any other Section 301 Chapter 99 HTS numbers when HTS number 9903.88.06 is entered.

Retroactive refunds of the Section 301 tariffs will not be automatic. Importers must submit a post-summary correction (PSC) for eligible entries made subsequent to July 6, 2018. If entries have already liquidated, importers may follow liquidation protest rules.

For more information please contact your local MIQ Logistics representative.